The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK / Scotland
Rank 132 147 154
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.44% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 6
Median salary £27,500 £29,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.77% +7.27%
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2204 2843 3001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.08% 95.76% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1837 1911
Median salary £42,500 £43,875 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.13% +3.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Scotland region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 7 £27,500 -21.42%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £22,000 -
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) SCCM
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) DameWare
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) Skype
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Legal
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Office 365
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) C#
7 1 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.25%) Finance
7 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.25%) Document Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) DevOps
1 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle